Patriots downgrade offensive lineman on Thursday injury report
After missing last week with a concussion, it looks like rookie New England Patriots offensive lineman Sidy Sow (concussion) could be out again this Sunday. Sow, who started for the team Week 1 but then missed all of last week’s practices and the game due to the concussion, had returned to practice on Wednesday. However, his status was downgraded to ‘did not participate’ on Thursday’s injury report.
Sow was one of two Patriots players to miss practice on Thursday. Cornerback Marcus Jones (shoulder), who got hurt in Sunday night’s loss to the Dolphins, also didn’t participate. Meanwhile, defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (non-injury related) was back at practice after he missed Wednesday presumably due to his fiancé having a baby on Tuesday.
Six players were limited for the Patriots for the second day in a row. That group is made up of wide receiver DeVante Parker (knee), offensive linemen Trent Brown (concussion), Cole Strange (knee), and Mike Onwenu (ankle), defensive lineman Christian Barmore (knee), and cornerback Jonathan Jones (ankle).
The Jets had a couple of changes on their side of the injury report as well. Defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers (hip) and kicker Greg Zuerlein (right groin) were both upgraded from DNP on Wednesday to limited on Thursday. Starting tackle Duane Brown (shoulder, hip) and safety Tony Adams (hamstring) were the only two Jets players to miss practice.
Both teams will release one more injury report this week, on Friday afternoon. That will come with game statuses for players for Sunday.
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Patriots Mailbag: Offensive personnel, pressure, and predictions
It’s been an unquestionably slow start for the New England Patriots’ offense through two games in 2023. After last week’s 24-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins the team is averaging 18.5 points per game. That is tied for the 22nd-most in the NFL to this point, putting the Patriots side-by-side with the Chicago Bears and, oddly enough, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Coming off of an offseason what was supposed to be about offensive overhaul, it looks like the new coaching staff on that side of the ball led by offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bill O’Brien and offensive line coach Adrian Klemm is still figuring things out.
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Some of those adjustments could come in the form of personnel changes – whether that be adjusting formations or groupings. It’s something a lot of you has questions about for this week’s Mailbag.
We’ll get into those, but where the team goes after an 0-2 start, and some bigger-picture questions as well. Plus, an early peak ahead at the Jets matchup this Sunday. Let’s get into it…